Ski Lift Pass Price Comparison

With the 2014/15 ski season in full swing, we decided to do a ski lift pass price comparison for each of the Canadian Rockies’ 10 resorts.

Canadian Rockies Ski Lift Pass Price Comparison

Resort NameAdultOver 65Youth 13-17Child 6-12Under 6
Fairmont Hot Springs$45$35$35$24$0
Norquay$65$50$50$25$0
Castle Mountain$69$57$57$26$0
Kimberley$71$57$53$28$0
Panorama$82$69$69$39$0
Marmot Basin$85.50$68.40$68.40$31$0
Fernie$87$70$65$35$0
Kicking Horse$87$70$65$35$0
Lake Louise$89$68$68$33$0
Sunshine Village$89$68$68$33$0

In doing so, we found a few interesting things:

  • Children aged under 6 ski free everywhere in the Canadian Rockies
  • The number of resorts offering free skiing to seniors has reduced dramatically in the last decade. Here in the Canadian Rockies, only Panorama (over 75) and Marmot Basin (over 80) offer this privilege.
  • The least expensive Canadian Rockies ski passes are offered at Fairmont Hot Springs (adult $45)
  • Norquay is the only local resort offering tickets by the hour (two hours is $43, three hours $52, and four hours $55).
  • Pricing at Lake Louise and Sunshine Village is identical for all age groups.
  • Lake Louise and Sunshine Village have the most expensive local lift tickets, but they are significantly less expensive than Whistler (where an adult day pass is $119) and resorts in other parts of the world with similar high profiles, such as Aspen (C$129), Deer Valley (C$140), Vail (C$157), Zermatt ($115), and Perisher (C$115).

 

 

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1 Comment to “Ski Lift Pass Price Comparison”

  1. Delma says:

    Just thinking out loud here In my trlevas I’ve often seen inexpensive books in the visitor center bookstores in various large parks giving photographers some practical tips on how to get decent photos in the park. Your series seems to target that same audience. I wonder if there might be some practical way to market your ebooks through the visitor centers in a way that people can put them on their iPads, laptops, Kobos & Kindles, cell phones, etc. to use during their visit to the park.During the past year there has been a dramatic shift away from paper books to electronic forms especially in the fiction market. I’ve also noticed a similar trend in photo ebooks but I don’t think online marketing (through Amazon for example) will work very efficiently for a book that appeals more to a point-of-purchase approach.To reprhrase that from the customer’s viewpoint: If I see the book in the visitor center I might buy it because I have an immediate need for the advice. But if I didn’t see it there it would never occur to me to look online for such a book.

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